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Here are 18 of region's best food trucks

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Here are 18 of region's best food trucks

They are pulling up with new tastes, attitudes
Here are 18 of region's best food trucks
Scott and Kathy Fitzgerald get their food truck, Fitzy's Fork in the Road, ready for lunch along Dunning Street in Malta.
Photographer: MARC SCHULTZ

Road food gets an entire new meaning with food trucks, the gallivanting gustatory eateries that fit kitchen equipment into the back of a transport van and churn out menu items that rival anything that might come from a full-size restaurant. While food trucks haven’t been met with the same fervor that they have in other parts of the world, what is available here is a stunning example of what can be accomplished with a little ingenuity, imagination and a big appetite.

Slidin’ Dirty

www.slidindirty.com

Tiny hamburgers? Sign us up. Slidin’ Dirty has transcended food trucks and now has two brick-and-mortars spots in Troy and Schenectady, but the truck is still found at festivals and weddings, serving up beef, chicken, black bean and seafood sliders alongside it’s near-iconic fravos (fried avocado).

Fitzy’s Fork in the Road

www.facebook.com/fitzysforkintheroad

A must-try for sandwich lovers, from Cubans to beef (or pork) on “wick” to classic turkey. Look for the bright yellow truck at the next festival you attend, you can’t miss it.

Eggy’s Place

1 Erie Boulevard, Albany, NY 12204

Eggy’s doesn’t really move, so we can’t say in good faith it’s an actual food truck, but it is located within a truck, so we will call it good. Besides, Eggy’s is so interesting and hidden, no food truck list would be complete without it. Breakfast sandwiches shine here, topped only perhaps by the off-color (but well-meaning) banter will likely accompany your meal.

The Hungry Traveler

www.hungrytravelertruck.com

The Hungry Traveler is a sure-bet to be found at any food truck round-up or outdoor festival. It’s a constant steady, with street-food favorites like chili-topped hotdogs and tacos. During the week, look for it at the Empire State Plaza or Harriman Campus, in Albany.

Michele’s Charcoal Pit Food Truck

West Capitol Park, Albany NY 12210

As iconic as the architecture and the storied politicos who have walked the halls, the food truck scene at the New York State Capitol building has etched a place in history, if only by the hungry state workers who visit them. Michele’s is just one among them.

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Pies on Wheels

http://piesonwheels.com

A food truck taken to the extreme: wood-fired pizza comes from a 7,000 pound commercial pizza oven embedded on the back of a tractor trailer cab. Live fire blisters chicken wings, too.

The Chuck Wagon

www.thechuckwagon.net

Classic diner food gets subtle upgrades at The Chuck Wagon in a cowboy-meets-waitress sort of setting. Opt for deep-fried carrot cake or a bison burger, or turn up the heat quotient with habanero-pickled eggs.

Thunder Mountain Curry

www.facebook.com/thundermountaincurry

A favorite vendor at Troy Waterfront Farmers Market and outside the RPI student union, thanks to pad Thai and crave-worthy curries.

Emack and Bolio’s

www.ebalbany.com

You won’t hear a familiar chime with this truck, but you can still get your ice cream fix with homemade ice cream, hand-dipped waffle cones and pastries from the Delaware Avenue, Albany shop.

Airstream Catering Co.

www.airstreamcateringco.com

More of a food trailer than a true food truck, the aesthetic appeal of a classic Airstream is emulated in the food, from chopped kale salads and lobster rolls to cheesy gorditas and kimchi tacos. 

Wandering Dago

www.wanderingdago.com

The tumultuous history of this food truck (a legal battle regarding the truck’s mired the the company in controversy) hasn’t deterred from the blend of southeast barbecue and Italian classics. Book it for a wedding, and you can ever have your own milkshake bar.

Greek on the Run

West Capitol Park, Albany NY 12210

The Greek diner is alive and well at the downtown Albany standby. Gyros come quick and cheap here, studded with spit-cooked meats and salty feta cheese.

The Healthy Cafe Food Truck

www.facebook.com/healthycafefoodtruck

If life could only be fried cake and hotdogs… alas, we need our greens, too, and The Healthy Cafe Food Truck offers up wholesome salads and wraps at West Capitol Park to help keep up fit and trim.

Classic Crust

www.classiccrust.com

The 1946 Chevy truck that houses a mobile pizza oven draws customers in. The stunning pizza that is served keeps them coming back.

Times Square Catering

West Capitol Park, Albany NY 12210

Fish fry, Polish kielbasa, quesadillas and curly fries live in harmony on the Times Square Catering truck. Find them all at West Capitol Park.

Big Blue Bus

www.dcspizza.com

More pizza, more better. The Big Blue Bus is a roaming extension of DC’s pizza, a favorite for the college crowd in Albany.

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Gwennie’s Breakfast Wagon

www.facebook.com/Gwenies-Breakfast-Wagon

We knew Gwennie’s before it was famous (on the Live! With Kelly and Michael daytime talk show), especially for the Big Lou, a dish made from two eggs, Swiss cheese, French toast-style Texas toast, dusted with powdered sugar. 

Jimmy Makes Pizza

www.facebook.com/JimmyMakesPizza

And one more for the pizza lovers in the back! Ok, we get it Capital Region, you like your pizza, and you like it mobile. Find Jimmy (and his pizza) and the Saturday Delmar Farmers Market.

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